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September 13, 2017

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Deb LangeJudith HallinenJudith Hallinen and Deb Lange are presenting science lessons to visitors at the Beijing Science Festival, sponsored by the Beijing Association of Science and Technology this week. The festival theme, “Green Belt and Road,” focuses on environmental issues, human interaction with the environment, geography and human geography. While meeting with STEM education professionals from 20 countries, Hallinen and Lange will discuss university–school partnerships and mechanisms that support faculty as they share expertise through educational programs for the community. Hallinen is assistant vice provost for educational outreach and director of the Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach. Lange is director of special environmental projects for the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education.
Lenore BlumManuel BlumLenore Blum and Manuel Blum will be speaking at the Alan Turing Institute/British Library in London on Sept. 18. Lenore Blum’s talk, “Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computing,” will be on research that follows from the work of Alan Turing that is well known to computational scientists but not to computer scientists.  Manuel Blum’s talk, “Can a machine be conscious?” will be on designing a formal Turing-Machine-like computational model for understanding consciousness, inspired by neuroscientist B. Baars’ Global Workspace Model. Lenore Blum is a distinguished career professor of computer science, founding director of Project Olympus and faculty co-director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Manuel Blum, the Bruce Nelson University Professor of Computer Science, is a pioneer in the field of theoretical computer science and winner of the 1995 Turing Award. Find out more.